Tiger Butter

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My 3-ingredient easy tiger butter recipe is a decadently rich fudge snack made from a combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and white chocolate.

cut pieces of tiger butter

Have you ever heard of tiger butter before? If not, you are in for a treat! It’s a quick and easy homemade snack that’s made for chocolate lovers and fans of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Personally, my kids BEG for this tiger butter recipe every year around the holidays. Fortunately, this recipe is as easy as they come.

Before we start cooking, let’s answer the most important question: is it a bark or a fudge? Well, tiger butter is considered a fudge by some and a bark by others. It actually fits into both categories really well so you decide how you want to classify it.  Tiger bark isn’t quite as sweet as regular bark and the blend of peanut butter and chocolate creates a rich and creamy fudge-like texture my whole family loves.

You can make this for gifts in easily less than five minutes, too, so it’s great for this time of year. All you need is 3 ingredients: white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and smooth peanut butter. The instructions are as simple as melting the chocolate, combining the white chocolate and peanut butter, and adding the melted chocolate on top. Then you stir it to make a marble pattern that resembles tiger stripes. 

Once the tiger butter has chilled in the fridge, it’s time to enjoy it! How easy is that? I hope you try this super quick chocolate treat soon. 

ingredients for Tiger Butter

Recipe Ingredients

  • Vanilla almond bark or white chocolate chips 
  • Smooth peanut butter
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to Make Tiger Butter

prepping pan with parchment paper

 Oh! Did I mention you’re going to need a rimmed baking sheet lined with waxed paper?

white chocolate chips in bowl

Place white chocolate chips into a large bowl.

If using almond bark, breaking it up is optional and dependent on my mood. Sometimes I just throw the whole thing in there. It’s gonna melt either way so just do whatever cranks your tractor.

melt white chocolate in microwave.

 Place the bowl in the microwave for about one minute. Stir well.

Microwave at 30 to 45-second intervals, stirring after each, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

Add peanut butter to white chocolate.

Add in peanut butter.

Stir together white chocolate and peanut butter.

Stir until peanut butter is melted and well blended.

spreading chocolate in prepared pan.

Spread onto the waxed paper-lined baking sheet.

Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and melt them the same way you did the white chocolate.

Drop dollops of melted chocolate onto your peanut butter mixture.

Drop dollops of melted chocolate onto your peanut butter mixture.

Mix ingredients in pan with butter knife to create a marbled pattern.

Kinda swirl it a little bit with a butter knife until it looks good from ten yards on a galloping horse.

Slices of tiger butter.

Place it in the refrigerator to harden or, if you’re one of those patient people I’ve heard folks speak of in legends, allow it to sit out on your countertop at room temperature until fully hardened.

If it’s cold where you live, you can also just put it outside 😉.

Once it’s hardened, break the tiger bark into pieces and store it in an airtight container.

tiger butter



  • Store tiger butter in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • This also freezes really well for up to 3 months. Just let it thaw in the fridge before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • Almond bark doesn’t have any nuts in it, that is just a generic name for a white candy coating that resembles chocolate and is commonly used in candy making. I say this because I always get several folks asking each year and I like to try to answer questions before folks have to ask them!
  • But remember you can use vanilla almond bark, white chocolate morsels, white baking chocolate, or vanilla chips.
  • As for the semi-sweet chocolate, you can swap it for milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate. You can even use chocolate chunks or a chocolate block that’s broken up. Whatever works for you.
  • If you have a nut allergy in your family, peanut butter is going to be a problem, of course. I suggest trying SunButter, which is a substitute that my friend HodgePodge Mom uses a lot. But another suggestion in the comments is cookie butter.
  • You can use crunchy peanut butter, but I prefer the smooth consistency of creamy peanut butter. It’s just easier to mix together. I also don’t recommend using natural peanut butter as the oil separation is likely to affect the fudge’s texture.
  • If you don’t have any parchment paper or waxed paper, you can also use aluminum foil that’s been greased with cooking spray. The chocolate just tends to stick to the baking dish, so that extra layer is needed.

Recipe FAQs

What is tiger butter made of?

Tiger butter (also known as tiger butter bark or tiger butter fudge) is made when you combine smooth peanut butter, semi-sweet chocolate, and white chocolate chips. When the ingredients are melted and stirred together, they make a marbled pattern that resembles tiger stripes.

Try these treats next:

Double-Layered Candy Cane Bark

Recipe For Easy Chocolate Fudge

Christmas Cutout Cookies

Fuss-Free Oreo Fudge

Homemade Christmas Candies

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

cut pieces of tiger buter

Tiger Butter

My 3-ingredient easy tiger butter recipe is a decadently rich fudge snack made from a combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and white chocolate.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bark, chocolate, fudge, peanutbutter
Servings: 4
Calories: 262kcal


  • 3 cups white chocolate chips or 24-ounces almond bark
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, place white chocolate chips or almond bark. Place the bowl in the microwave for about one minute. Stir well. Microwave at 30 to 45-second intervals, stirring after each, until it's melted and smooth.
    3 cups white chocolate chips
  • Stir in peanut butter until melted and well blended.
    1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • Spread out onto the waxed paper-lined baking pan.
  • Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and microwave at 30 to 45-second intervals, stirring after each, until smooth and melted.
    1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Drop dollops of chocolate onto the white chocolate mixture in the pan. Swirl with a butter knife to create a marbled look.
  • Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator until hardened or allow it to harden completely at room temperature.
  • Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.


Calories: 262kcal
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  1. clicked on Vanilla Dutch ( a recipe I very much wanted) but continued to get tiger butter recipe. NOT interested in that!

  2. 5 stars
    Okay I made this for my department’s Christmas goodies day and it was a hit. All except the way mine looked…if you ever have the chance to video your “swirl your butter knife” technique, please do and put it on YouTube. Mine looks like a Reese’s cup exploded but tastes divine. Thank you!

  3. Christy…
    Due to allergies, my hubby can’t have peanut butter. For any others who share this allergy or who don’t like the taste of peanut butter (there are a few, I understand), you can substitute Cookie Butter. I get ours at Trader Joe’s stores, but I just found out that there are recipes for it online. By the way, I made the Tiger Butter using this substitute and found that this candy is a beautiful addition to a holiday platter and tastes wuuuuuunderful! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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